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david kaplan Jun 23, 2011 01:45 PM

I admit to being intrigued by the cake pops phenomenon. Where do I find them in SF?

Cake pops are smooshed-up crumbled cake bits and frosting, optionally dipped in chocolate or something else and served on a stick. (Without the stick, they're called "cake balls.") I imagine people have strong reactions to cake pops or the idea of them (brilliant! repulsive! etc.), and there's already a thread about how people feel about cake pops here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781124 . Now, I'm asking where to find them in SF. Thanks.

  1. wolfe Jun 23, 2011 01:57 PM

    Perhaps pictures will help...or not.
    http://www.bakerella.com/category/pops-bites/cake-balls/
    http://www.bakerella.com/category/pop...

    1. Atomica Jun 23, 2011 02:42 PM

      I bought my kid one at a Starbucks last weekend (not in Bay Area) because this is her birthday week. She loved it, but she's 6. The cake looked gummy and wet and not super appealing.

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      1. re: Atomica
        Windy Jun 23, 2011 06:53 PM

        They're okay. Starbucks now displays calories, so they're not a huge investment. But I'd rather have Rice Krispies treats (same calories according to Starbucks).

        We had red velvet cake pops at a play at the Lorraine Hansbury Theater recently, catered at Fort Mason.

        Presumably frozen first. Not as good as cupcakes.

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        Noriko5 Jun 23, 2011 07:22 PM

        I tried one from Starbucks and didn't like it. I first tried a few at the Underground Market by these two guys that started a cake pop business. My favorites were peach, strawberry, and one in the shape of an ice cream cone. Their flavors were subtle and really good. jwcakepops.com

        1. Mari Jun 24, 2011 03:34 PM

          There's a vendor at the Glen Park Farmer's Market (Sundays) that sells them. I think they also have pie pops.

          1. Candice Jun 27, 2011 01:08 PM

            I recently ordered some specialty cake pops for a corporate event and they were well received. Lauren is great to work with too.

            http://sweetlaurencakes.com/blog

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              wellworld Jul 18, 2011 02:41 PM

              I was looking for iced cookies, and someone recommended Megin's in Pleasanton. I noticed that they also offer cookie pops on their web site.
              http://www.facebook.com/pages/Megins-...

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